BMW’s Z4 enters the 2023 model year with a handful of changes that make the sultry sports car even more enticing.

Key among them is the new styling which consists of a revised grille up front, with horizontal elements that provide the Z4 with an additional sense of width. The M Sport Package, with its unique front end appearance, becomes standard equipment, and buyers have three additional colors to choose from: Thundernight, Portimao Blue, and Skyscraper Gray.

New wheel patterns are also offered, including a 19-inch M light alloy designed exclusively for the Z4. The wheel features a V-spoke design and comes wrapped in 255/35-size tires up front and 275/35 in the rear.

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Also new is an M Shadowline Lights option which adds darkened elements to the headlights.

There aren’t any changes for the interior, though the M Sport Package as standard equipment means all Z4s now feature a leather steering wheel, sport seats, sport pedals, and a dash covered in synthetic leather.

There also haven’t been any changes made to the powertrains. The 2023 Z4 will be offered with the choice of a 2.0-liter turbo-4 in a base Z4 sDrive30i grade or 3.0-liter turbo-6 in a Z4 M40i. The Z4 sDrive30i has 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and the Z4 M40i 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The latter will sprint to 60 mph from rest in 4.4 seconds and top out at a governed 155 mph. In both grades an 8-speed automatic will be fitted as standard in the U.S.

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The 2023 Z4 makes its formal debut in November and should reach dealership lots shortly after. Pricing for the U.S. is confirmed to start at $53,795 for the Z4 sDrive30i and $66,295 for the Z4 M40i. Both figures include a $995 destination charge.

It isn’t clear yet whether the related Toyota Supra will also be updated. A 2023 Supra with an available manual transmission has already been launched, though the transmission is a Toyota-developed design unique to the Supra, and thus unlikely to be used in the Z4.

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